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by Harold_V
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?

Thanks everyone for chiming in, Harold V, machining a new sleeve from bar stock is tops on my list of methods to repair this, definitely easier and it probably hold up better than re brazing the broken parts together. The original part is most likely made of one piece. That's to prevent the sleeve ...
by Harold_V
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: battle for the hill
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: battle for the hill

My thoughts as well. I was overly impressed with the entire train.

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by Harold_V
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Something good about Harbor Freight
Replies: 44
Views: 6377

Re: Something good about Harbor Freight

A great deal depends on what type of things you buy. I'm not keen on anything that has a motor, as they have been marginal, at best, in my few experiences. However, I've made some incredible purchases from HF with items that closely emulate the quality of items that used to be made in the good 'ol U...
by Harold_V
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: battle for the hill
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: battle for the hill

blff cty lcmtv wrks wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:06 am
every thing looks good except for that black object toward the end of the train with the ge logo on it
I saw no black object. I did see a large transformer, equipped with a GE logo, but it was gray. What did I miss?
Note that I did see the custom railcar, which was black in color.

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by Harold_V
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?
Replies: 14
Views: 238

Re: Cinti ToolMaster 1D variable speed pulley & motor shaft ?

Surprisingly the half of the vari speed pulley that goes over the motor shaft seems to not have any out of the ordinary play, the other half of the pulley that's broken that's the wobbler. It may not sound like a great idea, but making one from bar stock just might be your best solution. That it's ...
by Harold_V
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps
Replies: 27
Views: 659

Re: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps

My SIL has done this to tree stumps, but I have not because some of the stumps on my property are close to live trees. If the Potassium Nitrate "burns" the roots underground, what is the possibility of the next tree roots catching and the 'fire' damaging that tree also? Inquiring minds, etc. --earl...
by Harold_V
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Woodinville Shops
Replies: 159
Views: 24499

Re: Woodinville Shops

Although my initial impression is that the hollowed out back and top parrellel ridge make a perfect natural handhold. Which would also become a perfect source of heat transfer from your hands to the straight edge. Handles are intended to limit heat transfer, which encourages unwanted movement in th...
by Harold_V
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Magnetic chuck for Milling machine?
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Magnetic chuck for Milling machine?

You'd need to box the part in the way you would if using glue or double-sided tape. Don't encourage readers to do something stupid. Unless left hand cutters are used, the lifting power of a cut will often be enough to pull the part away from the chuck, which no amount of blocking will prevent. As I...
by Harold_V
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps
Replies: 27
Views: 659

Re: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps

Correct, they won't spontaneously combust, but if the potassium nitrate is introduced well, what it will do is allow the remains of the tree, roots and all, to burn away. That's the idea behind its use. Too bad your stumps aren't alder. After we logged, I had the property scarified. Several smallish...
by Harold_V
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pump
Replies: 42
Views: 2111

Re: Pump

Boilers are made of elastic materials, so they stretch. Assuming all air is removed from the water contained within, the pressure is the result of the minor stretch of the entire boiler, as water does not compress. It will continue to stretch as more water is injected, assuming one has the ability t...
by Harold_V
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps
Replies: 27
Views: 659

Re: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps

I won't eat "organic" because the term "organic" doesn't actually mean anything except that the food is more expensive. I agree. Simply a "buzz word" that encourages folks who have little reasoning power to spend money on things that make little, if any, difference. Sort of reminds me of folks who ...
by Harold_V
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Real Dirty Job
Replies: 51
Views: 8783

Re: A Real Dirty Job

I don't trust any local heat treating shop here to do it properly (my experience with them on other jobs) You didn't mention the problem(s) you've experienced with the heat treating shops, but one thing needs to be mentioned, and that is that heating ANY material, regardless of its nature, tends to...